nocturnal bruxism

nocturnal bruxism

Psychiatry Clenching of jaw or grinding of teeth while sleeping
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Association between nocturnal bruxism and gastroesophageal reflux.
The etiology of nocturnal bruxism is not well understood and is associated with numerous causes, including genetic factors, trauma, drugs (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and propranolol), and neurologic and psychiatric diseases [5].
The effects of hard and soft occlusal splints on nocturnal bruxism.
Polysomnographic recording of nocturnal bruxism before and after placement of an anterior deprogrammer
A Comparison ofDifferent Treatments for Nocturnal Bruxism.
Used for monitoring of nocturnal bruxism and jaw muscle tracking
Interestingly, although some studies have reported bruxism as a side effect of SSRIs, (2), (3) at least 1 case report found that SSRIs reduced nocturnal bruxism.
Kast (11) reported 4 cases in which tiagabine suppressed nocturnal bruxism, trismus, and consequent morning pain in the teeth, masticatory musculature, jaw, and temporomandibular joint areas.
Nocturnal bruxism (involuntary repetitive grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep) affects approximately 8-21% of adults.
Although sertraline had successfully ameliorated depression in all four, the patients began to complain of daytime as well as nocturnal bruxism 1-4 weeks after starting the drug.
DATA WATCH Sleep Disorders in Children Age Group Early Late Preschool Elementary Elementary Sleep Problem (N=399) (N=286) (N=213) Sleep-disordered breathing 8% 13% 14% Excessive daytime sleepiness 11 17 21 Sleepwalking 9 19 19 Sleep terrors 39 22 20 Nocturnal bruxism 32 33 28 Two or more insomnia symptoms 21 13 23 Bedtime resistance 29 28 23 Age Group Middle School Sleep Problem (N=140) Sleep-disordered breathing 12% Excessive daytime sleepiness 20 Sleepwalking 17 Sleep terrors 13 Nocturnal bruxism 16 Two or more insomnia symptoms 18 Bedtime resistance 13 Source: J.
Teeth grinding, or nocturnal bruxism, is a serious health problem that involves the nonfunctional clenching, gritting, and grinding of the teeth during sleep.